The art of Kevin Blythe Sampson

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1/27/11

Indecision 2011: On Joe Bradley’s Human Forms at CANADA

Indecision 2011: On Joe Bradley’s Human Forms at CANADA

by Paddy Johnson on January 27, 2011 · 5 comments

Joe Bradley's Human Form at Canada Gallery. Installation view.

I can’t seem to get off the Joe Bradley fence. Are these paintings funny (in the haha art way*) or are they just not very good? I wasn’t impressed when I saw the work in person last Friday at CANADA, but I tend to change my mind about Bradley’s work after sitting with it a while. Perhaps I need to visit Gavin Brown to see his concurrent show of abstractions at Gavin Brown to really understand the work. Still, right now, I’m thinking the painting’s probably aren’t very good but with a little less certainty than I had last weekend.

*haha art way = a sensibility specific to the art world whereby the mildly absurd is interpreted as LOL funny.

Joe Bradley's Human Form at Canada Gallery. Installation view.

Joe Bradley's Human Form at Canada Gallery. Installation view.

*This post was updated to include a mention of Bradley concurrent solo show at Gavin Brown.

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Indecision 2011: On Joe Bradley’s Human Forms at CANADA